A huge thank you to @fatimabaqiphotography and her team on doing an amazing job capturing such special and priceless memories at our family wedding, I can’t wait to see the final shots. Highly recommend Fatima and her amazing team #Zukreat#weddingphotography
My gorgeous friend @iammyraali I first met Myra back in 2012 when she contacted me to do her makeup for a charity dinner at the Landmark hotel, I remember it as if it was yesterday because Myra left such an impression on me. Myra suffers from a life long condition called epidermolysis bullosa, it’s likened to living with permanent 2nd degree burns. However in Myra’s condition her wounds never heal and she requires constant surgery. Myra is a remarkable woman mashAllah, she is truly inspirational. Below I’ve included a caption taken from Myra’s own instagram account in how she keeps going.
I was asked at a conference how do you keep going? My answer was my faith, knowing that I have not been wronged & that everyone has their own set of problems, it’s not just me who suffers. Whatever you are going through I will say be resilient, be positive even though at times it maybe extremely difficult and believe that your situation will change. If there is pain of any kind in your life remember it’s a test , you can either learn from it or you can be negative and there is no progression in that. If I’m talking about my own condition which has no cure, I always think God is merciful & is compensating me in many ways , some ways that I could never imagine. And to everyone & myself I will say never stop praying, the power of dua is immense, it can change the most difficult moments in your life and pray for people you love
The Messenger of Allah (PBUH) said, “The supplication of a Muslim for his brother in his absence will certainly be answered. Everytime he makes a supplication for good for his brother, the angel appointed for this particular task says: `Ameen! May it be for you, too’.” [Muslim]
Myra and I have plans to film a video together very soon. In the meantime please show her your love and support & follow her journey at @iammyraali
#AOMfamily Our journey has been made possible because of your continued support in what we do, thank you from the bottom of our hearts for being a part of this journey with us and may we continue to grow together, thank you so much #ZUKREAT#AOMcosmetics#myfamily
For all the women out there who think that wearing the hijab will limit what they want to achieve, even those who don’t wear a hijab, I want you to know that the only thing that will limit you is your self doubt. Sometimes its hard to gain self belief when you feel the world is against you. Not everyone may agree with what you do or how you choose to do it, whether you wear a hijab, wear a turban, or choose not to wear a hijab. Whether you are Muslim, Christian, Jewish, Hindu, Sikh, Black, White, South Asian, East Asian, I would like to think that we should all view each other as equals. All though we may look different and have different levels of pigment in our skin, the same red blood runs through our veins and we should not let the propaganda around us dictate how we see one another. I choose to see you as equal to me, I would hope you see me as an equal to you #worldhijabday#chooselove#audreyhepburn
Makeup by @shaneeqbridal
Hijab Styling by @humairawaza
My Name written in Arabic by the talented @al_layali_arabic_calligraphy Zukreat is Thikrayat in Arabic which means memories. Ever since I can remember I loved taking pictures to capture certain memories and moments in my life, sometimes even a mental picture in my mind if I didn’t have a camera handy. I found peace and solace in being able to mentally freeze time and capture a beautiful moment before my eyes and make it last forever. I’m curious to know what your name means and if you think it reflects on your personality #ZUKREAT
#MondayMotivation When I was 15, I drew a little plaque that I plastered to the front of my bedroom door. I was revising for my GSCE Exams.. The plaque I wrote and decorated read ‘WORK HARD NOW, ENJOY LIFE LATER. I guess I wrote it for myself as motivation to get through my exams. It was the height of summer, the sunshine was blazing through my bedroom window, and I’d be stuck at my table attempting to cram in all that I had learned in school. The temptation to go outside and enjoy the weather was soooo irresistible ! So I had to imagine a future me. One that would thank the younger me for working hard and putting her head down when it mattered most. After receiving my GCSE Exams results, I was so happy with my results that I got to enjoy the rest of the summer break. I got to go to the college I chose, just because I worked hard I got to enjoy what come later. It’s so hard now, there are so many temptations, but choose to work hard now!
I wanted to share my motto with you all, to help inspire you to work hard when it matters most, because you’ll get the time to enjoy life later after the hard work is over! I’ve carried on thinking this way and it’s served me so well, I hope it helps you too. May you all have an amazing Monday my lovelies #ZUKREAT#YOUCANDOIT#workhardnowenjoylifelater
#thestruggleisreal If I could create a hijab that wouldn’t move out of place I would, if I could create a hijab that hides my hair without feeling too tight around my head and giving me a headache, I would! So you know what guys, I’m actually going to do it. I’m going to brainstorm the perfect hijab and I’d like you to share your hijab concerns with me below so I can make sure I try and tackle your hijab issues too while I design it. Leave your comments below on what issues you have with your hijab love you all, more content coming real soon, just been super duper busy, will update you all on why soon #zukreat#myhijab
Hey my lovelies, I’ve had such a busy start to the year that I literally didn’t stop to post or update you guys on what I’ve been up to.
For my sister wedding I decided to treat myself to a few beauty treatments one of which was my teeth whitening with Dr Yusra @dryusraclinic@hoh_dental_beauty. I went for the Zoom Philips teeth whitening because it meant I could get whiter teeth in just a couple of hours! My sisters wedding was 3 days before the treatment so this was ideal. I’m super happy with my results and want to share them with you Incase you’ve been wanting to get whiter teeth too. If you slide the pics the 2nd picture will show you the colour of my teeth beforehand and the 3rd picture shows the colour after the treatment which only took two hours to achieve! The teeth at the bottom of the 3rd picture shows what the shade of my teeth were and what the treatment would be able to achieve. It was 100% accurate, actually they looked even whiter than anticipated! And the last two pictures shows my teeth after the treatment! I’m so so thrilled with my results and haven’t suffered any sensitivity that’s more than the usual, so definitely thumbs up from me. If you’d like to know more about my treatment and more about @dryusraclinic then please keep reading!
Dr Yusra is a cosmetic dentist and an aesthetic practitioner, focusing on dermal fillers, non surgical rhinoplasties, Botox and skin rejuvenation. She works in London and Liverpool. The dental treatment is done @hoh_dental_beauty where they do a range of dental treatments and facial aesthetics including composite bonding, smile
Makeovers, whitening, braces, clear aligners, cosmetic facials, massages, and have the soprano pain free laser hair removal.
I will be seeing @dryusraclinic again for the second phase of whitening to complete the treatment!
HAPPY NEW YEAR MY LOVES From my family @mak__10 & @sensiblesaami to yours
What a crazy year its been, it’s literally wizzed by, I can’t believe it’s the end of 2017, it feels like only yesterday we were welcoming 2017, where has the time gone honestly, I know I’ve been busy, but does everyone else feel the same too? Like the days and weeks and months are just merging together. I’m excited for achieving bigger and better goals for 2018!
I Hope you all have an amazing year ahead of you too and may 2018 be a year filled with love, health and happiness for you and you’re families inshAllah. What’s the highlight of your 2017 been? Mine is to have seen my sister get married to a wonderful man Alhamdullah & MashAllah 🤩 and to my brother @_mmajeed_ & sis-in-law @hudaaaa.mm for having their first child Adam and also to Launching @AOMcosmetics at #Debenhams Alhamdullah And to another year of health and happy moments #ZUKREAT#happynewyear2018
We have officially launched at @debenhams Birmingham Bullring on the 3rd Floor in the beauty department, if you missed our launch yesterday then don’t worry the stand will be there permanently for you all to enjoy getting matched up and swatching to your hearts content.
It was so wonderful meeting you All yesterday, thank you all for you supportive messages and well wishes. I started off creating @aomcosmetics for professional use but once we launched it online it was clear to see that it was not only loved by Makeup artists but loved by so many of you for your daily Makeup routines & that you can’t go back to using anything else🤩
@mak__10 the team @operationfacebeat@flawlessbysumaiyah and I, want to thank you for your support and and patience and for trust in me to create amazing products that we can now share with you all, in Debenhams Bullring.
I’d be lying if I said it was easy, it’s taken a lot of hard work, blood, sweat, tears, early mornings, sleepless nights, it’s basically our third child but to see it in store has all been well worth the pain and now you can all enjoy it too We look forward to launching in Debenhams Oxford Street towards the end of January, so stay tuned for our launch, details to be posted very soon.
🤩Only 1 hour to go until our @aomcosmetics launch at @debenhams Bullring if your local@to Birmingham make sure you pop by, I’ll be here till 4:00pm so don’t miss it . Also for those that asked I’m wearing lenses by @bellacontactlenses 🤩